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Jeff Jones to retire from executive role at Cummins


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Jeff Jones will step down from his role as vice president of Cummins' North American engine business and marketing communications on June 30. He joined the company in 1977.

Jeff Jones will step down from his role as vice president of Cummins' North American engine business and marketing communications on June 30. He joined the company in 1977.

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Jeff Jones, vice president — North American engine business and marketing communications at Cummins Inc., will retire on June 30.

Jones joined Cummins in 1977 as a regional service manager, after beginning his career as an application engineer at General Motors. From early in his Cummins career, Jones has worked in customer-facing roles, including service, field sales and support, OEM account management, market communications and national accounts.

"While we are excited for Jeff as he heads toward a well-deserved retirement, the company will miss his leadership," said Rich Freeland, president — engine business, and vice president at Cummins. "Jeff has had a tremendous impact throughout his career on countless Cummins customers, employees and the North American truck industry as a whole."

"I am extremely grateful to have spent 37 years with this great company and am honored to have helped Cummins achieve its leading position in North America," Jones said. "More than anything else, I will miss working with my industry colleagues and customers, as well as the many talented employees at Cummins."

Amy Boerger will succeed Jones in leadership of Cummins' North American engine business.
<p>Amy Boerger will succeed Jones in leadership of Cummins' North American engine business. </p>
Succeeding Jones in the leadership of the North American engine business will be Amy Boerger. In her new role, officials said Boerger will be responsible for national accounts, field sales and support, and the North American on- and off-highway OEM business.

Boerger joined Cummins in 1984 after graduating from Valparaiso University with a degree in mechanical engineering. During her 30-year career, she has held roles in automotive marketing, field sales and service, OEM account management and Cummins Emission Solutions aftermarket business. Boerger most recently served as general manager — field sales and support.

Lori Thompson will assume a new position as vice president — engine business marketing, and she will have responsibility for global marketing, marketing communications and emerging growth opportunities. Thompson’s most recent position was vice president — truck and bus engine business.

Lori Thompson will assume a new position as vice president — engine business marketing.
<p>Lori Thompson will assume a new position as vice president — engine business marketing.</p>
Thompson graduated from Carleton College with an undergraduate degree in economics, and she holds a master's degree in business finance/marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She joined Cummins in 1979 as a planning specialist, and she has held roles in marketing, logistics, plant management, quality, parts and the Cummins ReCon business.

"I have every confidence that Amy and Lori are ready to take on these new leadership roles. They both bring significant experience in sales and marketing at Cummins and will ensure a seamless transition for our customers and other stakeholders," Jones said.


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